WSU Recruiting Notebook: Cougs in California

IF IT SEEMS like the offers out to prep prospects has been piling up lately from the WSU staff, it's because they have. The Cougs had yet another busy week of extending scholarships to prospects, which included several players from California and even one from Alabama. CF.C has you covered with all those players in this recruiting roundup.

One of the prospects to pick up an offer from the Cougs this week was three-star prospect Dominic Davis. The Mission Hills, Calif., product, who checks in at 5-10, 175-pounds, holds offers from Oregon State, San Diego State, Fresno State and a few others in addition to WSU.

Although rated three stars at cornerback, Davis was offered by the WSU staff as a slot receiver. His versatility as an athlete, Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins says, is what makes him such an intriguing prospect.

Davis is one of the fastest players in the region and has clocked a sub 10.5 in the 100-meters. "He's a very versatile player who could end up at running back, receiver, corner or safety in college. He's explosive with the ball in his hands and dangerous in space. As a corner, he can run with anyone, shows good instincts and has a strong overall feel for the game," says Biggins.

In a recent interview with Biggins, the Bishop Alemany High standout said he is fine playing on either side of the ball.

I don't care if I play offense or defense, it doesn't matter to me," the senior-to-be said. "I'll play running back, slot, corner, it doesn't matter, I just want to play. I'll go to some summer camps this year and hopefully get noticed but I haven't decided where I'm going yet."

• Another prospect from California to add an offer from the Cougs this week was Chino Hills, Calif., safety Philip Afia. The 6-2, 190-pounder holds offers from Boise State, Fresno State and San Jose State in addition to WSU.

"Just received another offer from Washington State University #Pac12 #Blesssed," Afia posted on his twitter account earlier this week.

As a junior for Ayala High in 2013, Afia recorded 86 tackles (41 solo), four interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

• Staying in the secondary, Sacramento, Calif., cornerback Justice Shelton-Mosley added an offer from Washington State. The 6-0, 180-pounder, who is rated three stars by Scout.com, holds offers from Colorado, Cal, Northwestern, Duke, Nevada and a few others. This season, he recorded 59 tackles and a team-leading eight interceptions for Capital Christian High.

• Yet another prospect from California to add a WSU offer was defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau, who CF.C had a full update on posted yesterday. To read that article, head here: http://washingtonstate.scout.com/story/1403379-wsu-offer-special-for-280-pound-dl?s=137

• Meanwhile in Alabama, Florence High defensive back/outside linebacker Darius Smith added a Cougar offer to his extensive list. The 6-2, 190-pounder is a highly touted prospect, holding offers from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Louisville and several others. Smith recently told Scout.com's Yancy Porter that he is planning on cutting down his list to a top five soon and commit to his school of choice near the end of the summer.

NOTABLE NOTE:
On the hardwood, Greenville, S.C. point guard Brandon Chauca let CF.C know he arrived to Pullman on Sunday night. The 5-10 guard, who is down to WSU and Cal, will be out on the Palouse until Tuesday.

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